Born 1955 in Magdeburg. Student of the Magdeburg sculptors Eberhard Roßdeutscher and Ursula Schneider-Schulz and of the drawing teacher Wilhelm Paulke1979-1984 studied art history at the University of Leipzig.
Active primarily as an artist in Leipzig and Wanzer / Altmark.
His sculptural figures are well in the tradition of classical sculpture, but can also be inspired by ethnographic imagery and modern art trends. During the work process, they grow from initially only vague designs, then gain a certain life of their own, have to endure a number of crises and, if all succeeds, can in the end combine internal dynamics and power with a balanced volume.
For his larger figures he uses paper as raw material. In some months of work, interrupted again and again by drying phases, they emerge from many layers of paper that are more and more solid on the outside, making them rather sturdy. Only where it is necessary for the statics, or where parts could break off, reinforcements made of iron are incorporated. Sometimes he paints the surfaces or enlivens them with colored papers and gold foils, occasionally supplemented with jewelery, symbols or ethnological artefacts.